Softlines Textile and Garment Testing


Textile and Garment Testing

Improve product quality and reduce customer complaints, non-compliance and recalls

Avoid substandard merchandise with textile testing

In today’s highly complex and changing consumer marketplace, those in the softlines, textile and garment industry – from manufacturers to retailers – need to be confident that the products they deliver to market meet acceptable standards.

Meeting these objectives is crucial, as non-compliant products risk being recalled, while poor quality can result in consumer dissatisfaction and product returns.

At Bureau Veritas, our quality assurance services for textile products encompass quality and safety compliance testing, inspection and consulting services to protect your brand. 

The benefits of our comprehensive evaluation programme include meeting regulatory requirements for each distribution country; minimising the risk of substandard merchandise and costly customer returns; and enhancing risk management and brand protection.

Our services for textile and garment testing include

  • Chemical, analytical, physical, flammability, performance and colour fastness testing
  • REACH: Testing for substances of very high concern, a due diligence programme and consultancy 
  • Inspections, social audits and factory assessments
  • Mill improvement programme
  • China market access solution
  • Regulatory compliance and technical consultancy
  • Technical writing of performance and quality manuals
  • Technical seminars (textile testing, REACH, children’s wear safety, flammability, etc.)

Bureau Veritas - Experts in textile & softline product testing

We serve 400,000 customers across the world. Our textile testing expert teams have specialist professional expertise and vast experience to help reduce risks and improve performance.

We have our own textile product testing laboratory in Warrington, Cheshire, which is a UKAS accredited one-stop shop resource which offers detailed textile, softline and garment testing for a wide range of products, helping organisations meet standards in quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. This includes physical, analytical and flammability testing for items such as toys, textiles, electronics and sports equipment.

In addition to textile testing Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) and has more than 190+ years of experience to support you with almost every need of yours.